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Planned Parenthood Sued by Worker Fired After Racism Claim

  • Black worker’s NY lawsuit accuses nonprofit of retaliation
  • Organization denies discrimination claim, pledges court fight
The Planned Parenthood South Dallas Surgical Health Services Center. 

The Planned Parenthood South Dallas Surgical Health Services Center. 

Photographer: Shelby Tauber/Bloomberg
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A Planned Parenthood Federation of America employee responsible for expanding the organization’s visibility among Black and Latinx communities claims in a lawsuit she was fired last year after complaining about systemic racial discrimination at the US nonprofit.

Nicole Moore, the director of multicultural brand engagement for about two years, alleges she was unlawfully terminated in November 2021 and that senior executives at the reproductive-health group blatantly ignored reports from dozens of Black employees about unequal hiring, promotion and overt hostility, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York